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Experience Hispanic Heritage

Series produced by New Visions, New Voices

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Latinos are the largest and fastest growing minority group in the country. Though many are recent immigrants, Hispanics have been living in America as far back as the 16th century, even before settlers from England. How has the the American narrative been shaped by Latinos, and how will they continue to shape it? We bring you stories of the Hispanic/Latino American experience, past, present, and future.

Latinos are the largest and fastest growing minority group in the country. Though many are recent immigrants, Hispanics have been living in America as far back as the 16th century, even before settlers from England. How has the the American narrative been shaped by Latinos, and how will they continue to shape it? We bring you stories of the Hispanic/Latino American experience, past, present, and future. Stories include: Where did the term Hispanic/Latino come from?; Latinos in the military; and stories on healthcare and immigration.


8 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Grace Flores-Hughes
In the 1950s, Taft, Texas was a segregated cotton town with a sizeable Mexican-American population, all of whom lived on the South Side of the rail...

Bought by KRZA, KAWC, WCPN, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 14, 2013
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Latino veterans have been fighting in America's wars since the mid 1800s. Though many join out of a sense of duty, the military benefits and the pr...

Bought by KZYX, KRZA, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 14, 2013
  • Length: 05:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Participants at Vida Senior Center
When we talk about immigration, many people forget that Latinos have been living in the United States for a long time, even before English settlers...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 09, 2013
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sofia Vergara
Maid, immigrant, bombshell. Oddly these are the most common roles that Latina actresses get to play in television and movies. These roles often re-...

Bought by KHSU, New Hampshire Public Radio, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 03, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In the 1960s, a Civil Rights Movement in the Latino community was beginning to take hold. Young Mexican Americans began to organize for greater pol...

Bought by KAWC and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 01, 2013
  • Length: 05:29
  • Purchases: 2
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In the United States, over 1,000 people are deported daily. About a quarter of people deported in the last two years are parents of a U.S. citizen ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 01, 2013
  • Length: 03:28
  • Purchases: 1
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Although immigration reform seems all but forgotten compared to the crisis in Syria and the debt ceiling, it is still relevant to the 11 million un...

Bought by KUOW and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 26, 2013
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 2
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Hispanics are the largest and fastest growing minority group in the country. Though many are recent immigrants, Hispanics have been living in Ameri...

Bought by Delta College Public Radio, KAWC, KUOW, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 26, 2013
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 4